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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Comic: Confession, Chapter 4 (by Peanut.K)

And we're back with Confessions part 4! Peanut.K's comic still has a good few chapters left, and we're here to give you one more part!

After a close call, Nick shows up to help Judy. Will he be able to save her? Together, can they stop the criminals? Read on to find out!

Check out the comic over on tumblr, or after the break here!

Story Updates 28 February 2017

Top of the day to you here in Zootopia! We got a healthy batch of fanfics that have been updated recently and we thought it a great time right now to let you all know about them! Plenty of good reading found in these stories and all come highly recommended by members of ZNN staff! Settle down into a comfy chair, bring up your favorite drink and get to reading! - Darkflamewolf

Updated Stories:
The Meetings by Emma89
Red Tape by LovelyMayor
Run by Euphonemes
Zootopia Plot Bunny Buffet by PullTogether
Zootopia Drabbles by DemonWriterX
Take a Stand by Garouge Faux
Partners in Crime by BlehBluhBlah
Lost Causes and Broken Dreams by eng050599
Nick Needs a Family by PullTogether

New chapters after the break!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Art of the Day #90- Wrapping Up the Oscars, Part 2 (MEGA Art of the Day!)

The Cast Accepts (?) by Yudukichi
Source [1]
The Best Animated Feature deserves the best fanart, doesn't it?  Well have we got a treat for you!

We've got 45 absolutely amazing pieces of Oscar Art for you to enjoy, and we're still finding even more!  So let's all celebrate with the cast and crew!

Get your Oscars after the break!

Wrapping Up the Oscars, Part 1- The Speech and the Tweets!

Original art by Zigrock, video composition by Danny Grey
Last night was simply spectacular.  As we all know by now, Zootopia took the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and we couldn't be happier!  Years of work went into this movie, and we've been cheering for it ever since it released in March of 2016.  And now, almost exactly a year later, Zootopia claims the highest award it could receive from the film industry at large.  It's truly an astounding honor, and we are so grateful to all the hundreds of people who dedicated their time and effort to making it a reality.

Bravo, Disney.  Bravo!

So, as the first part of our post-oscars wrap-up, we have, for those of you who missed it, the acceptance speech!  Sure, it's prefaced by a lame political statement that has literally nothing to do with animation (I mean, really?  You spend a minute going on about how you're against any wall to divide flesh-and-blood actors as our introduction for best animated feature, then cut them off the winners while they're saying their thank-yous?  Rude.) but the acceptance speech itself is absolutely something to watch, if you haven't already.

So check that out after the break, along with a tweet of Ginnifer Goodwin and her husband (who we know as Frantic Pig in Zootopia) with the Oscars!  And again, Congratulations!

Story: Shadows in the Dark - Aftermath

Art: Quirky Middle Child
[Rating T13][Mystery][Suspense][Drama][Thriller][Complete]

Another exciting entry in the Shadow in the Dark saga, in which Nick, Judy and their friends have to thwart a diabolical terrorist plot conducted by an enigmatic individual hellbent on enacting vengeance. The action and tension run high in this thrilling work, as our heroes are embroiled in another malevolent conspiracy where not all is as it seems. With several heart-stopping moments and unpredictable twists and turns, this is a story you don't want to miss. -DrummerMax64

Author: AgentExeider
Description : A new threat has reared it's head in Zootopia, a terrorist attack, but the perpetrator seems obsessed with Officer Judy Hopps. For what reason? Who is this bomber? And what is the connection to Officer Hopps? Even though we may be done with our past, sometimes our past isn't done with us. Some sins just can't be forgiven, and some mistakes just can't be made right.
Zootopia: Aftermath
Also on Fanfiction.net

Sunday, February 26, 2017

ZOOTOPIA WINS BEST ANIMATED FEATURE!!!

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ZOOTOPIA WON THE OSCAR FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM!

This will be the only time ZNN ever posts on a Sunday.  But this is just a short note, which needs to be done for obvious reasons.

We will be updating this post tomorrow as we find Youtube videos of the red carpet interviews with the cast, and the acceptance speech.

Until then, Congratulations to Rich Moore, Byron Howard, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, and everyone else who made this achievement possible!  We've been rooting for this win for so long, and you all deserve it!

Scratch the Victory Toot-Toots off your bucket lists and let the party begin!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Watch The Oscars This Weekend!

Art by Byron Howard!
Just in case you've been living under a rock for the past few months, Zootopia has been nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year's Academy Awards!

The Oscars will be taking place on February 26th (tomorrow) beginning at 7PM EST / 4 PM Pacific.  If you have ABC, you can watch it live over on the official Oscars website!  Otherwise, I bet you'll be able to find a way to watch it.  There are ways... (like here) (or here)

One last quick reminder before I head out for this weekend: We are still collecting Thank-You Cards for the entire team who made Zootopia possible!  Submissions for this will be open until Tomorrow night at midnight, so send your thanks if you haven't already!

See you on Monday, where Zootopia will hopefully be one Oscar richer!

Which Zootopia Character are YOU? (By Channel Frederator)

Channel Frederator covers all things animated, so it's no surprise that they would revisit Zootopia- especially since we're so close to the Oscars.

Despite a bit of a cringey use of "Fursona" in the title and opening monologue, this video acts like one of those quizzes you see on facebook.  You know the kind.  "Which member of the Justice League are you?"  "Which Avenger are you?" "Which Minion-" you know what I'll just stop there because I don't even want to imagine any of you taking that quiz.  I have too much respect for ZNN's readership.

Nevertheless, this video provides an interesting description of each major character in Zootopia's personality, so it's definitely worth a watch.

Check it out after the break!

Comic: WildeHopps Civil War AU [PART 5] (By ProgressOfTomorrow)

Hello! Dominic Faux here.

It's been quite a while since we've posted this comic, but we're back with another part! We're on chapter 5 now, and if you haven't been keeping up with this comic, or you just can't remember what happened last, you can check out the other parts over here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

Alright, now that you're all caught up, We've got a brand new segment for you all. It looks like tough times are ahead. Changing the mind of the prey animals may just prove to be a daunting task, are Judy and Nick up to the task? You'll just have to read on to find out.

As usual, you can always check out the comic over on Progress of Tomorrow's tumblr, or just check it out after the break!

Alright, and that's all I've got for you now,
Dominic Faux, signing off!

Story(???)- Zootopia 2: Sequel to the Movie

Art: MurLik
[Comedy][Romance][Drama][Action][Epic][One-Shot][Slice-of life][Parody][Rating T13]

Did you enjoy reading Blick? If you did, then boy do we have a treat for you! What you are about to read and experience is Cimar's attempt at writing a Zootopia crack fic, the same mind behind some of the most beloved stories in the community. Utterly ridiculous and hilariously absurd, this work is jammed with as many jokes, tropes, and memes relating to the fandom as possible to create a wacky sequel that we all hope will never see the light of day. Read at your own risk! ~DrummerMax64

Author: Cimar of Turalis Wildehopps
Description : Written on a prompt from friends, who wished to see me write an absolutely atrocious piece of literature...you have been warned. Nick and Judy love being police officers, and love Zootopia, but life is crazy and some mammals still hate them, or love them. Join them in their adventure being officers and upholding the law, justice, and stuff.
Zootopia 2: Sequel to the Movie

Additional Tags: I'm Gazelle. Welcome to Zootropia.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Review: Zootopia Blu Ray and DVD


What is happening everyone? It's Fonz, Fonzi, thefonz46, or whatever you wanna call me! Who's ready for a brand new review?

Recently a member of the ZNN Staff brought up the fact that we hadn't reviewed the actual Blu Ray and DVD. Which... is shocking but I guess I can see why we never thought of it.

To quote AgentExeider, who pointed this out to me, "It's said that "The darkest place is often UNDER the candlestick, and Zootopia is no exception. The one piece of merchendise we have forgotten to review, was perhaps the first one we SHOULD have reviewed.  The DVD/Blu-Ray itself."

Whoops.

Check out the full review after the break!

Art of the Day #89- Around the World and Throughout the Multiverse!

The Cursed Crusade by ziegelzeig
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Zootopia is more than just a city.  It's a snapshot of an entire world.  A world which parallels ours in many ways, but which could also be very different.

So how about we take a look at some alternate versions of Nick and Judy, from Medieval Times to Steampunk, Prehistoric to Space-Age.  The possibilities are endless!

Get your art after the break!

Story: A Study in Gold

Wanted Ads
[Mystery][Victorian][Rating T13]

Nick as Holmes and Judy as Watson in a story reminiscent of Doyle's famous detective stories? Yes please! 

Following on the heels of their previous Zootopia story, WANMWAD gives us another amazing mystery fic for us to probe into, this time in a Victorian setting. With an excellent set-up and prose befitting the era, this story is off to a great start so far! ~DrummerMax64

Author: WANMWAD
Description : The year is 1881. Following an injury that ends her career as an army surgeon, Dr. Judy Hopps attempts to start a new life as a civilian in Zootopia, the largest and most powerful city the world has ever known. Her routine is interrupted, however, when she is drawn into the affairs of her flatmate, consulting detective Nicholas Wilde, and attempts with him to solve a baffling crime. Heavily inspired by the Sherlock Holmes stories, but featuring an original mystery.
A Study in Gold
Also on Fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: Elementary, my dear Hopps.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Comic: Night Wolf (Original by Ina Arazu)

You'd think we would be done with halloween related stuff, but nope!  Still got stuff to show!

This one requires a bit of extra context to really get all the jokes, but thankfully our translators are able to provide some of that as well!  Just be sure to look for the "TL Notes" on the pages.

Thanks to Ina Arazu for making the original comic (and be sure to check out their other comics Door of Light and Parents), and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Twitter, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

The LewToons Awards Show!

LewToons, a cartoon review and discussion channel with over half a million subscribers, has been undergoing a challenge throughout all of 2016.  Essentially, he went to see every animated movie that released last year and, rather than rating them on a scale of 1-5 or 1-10, he rated them comparative to each other.  For a long time Zootopia was at the top of the list, then it was displaced by The Little Prince, and finally he just said he wasn't sure which was his number 1 favorite, since Moana, The Little Prince, and Zootopia are all just such outstanding movies.

Well, it's time for the first annual LewToons Awards show, and Zootopia did a stellar job here, just like with so many other awards shows this season!

Viewer Picks:
Best Comedic Side Character - Flash
Best Villains - Bellwether
Chad's Picks:
Best Score - Michael Giacchino
Best Male Performance - Jason Bateman (Nick Wilde)
Agreed:
Best Animated Film of the Year

I think we can all agree on those sorts of results.

Check out the full awards show after the break!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Comic: The Wilde-Hopps Chronicles, Part 2

New cover by PvtScott and TheWyvernsWeaver
It's been some time since we featured PvtScott's magnificent crime thriller of a comic, but I think it's about time we covered more of The Wilde-Hopps Chronicles today!

When we last left off, Nick and Judy were attacked and threatened at gunpoint, faced their fear of death together, and were alerted to the existence of a group that seeks nothing more than to use Night Howlers to plunge Zootopia into chaos once again.  Now, as they enjoy a night out to a concert, this shadowy group makes their first major move.  Agent Jack Savage and Megan Fawkes make an appearance, and we get our first glimpse of the mastermind behind it all.

What will happen next?  Only one way to find out.

Catch up on the full comic over on PvtScott's Deviantart, and get the newest pages after the break!

Flash remade in Flash! (Fan Animation by Skyfaller3D)

I am a huge advocate of fan animations.  After all, a short, 2-minute animation can take months and months to make.  The amount of care and dedication it takes to make is something that is always worth commending.

Besides, given the easy accessibility of Adobe Flash (or Animate, as it is now called), it was only a matter of time before somebody took it upon themselves to recreate a scene or two.  How fitting that they chose the sloth scene.  Flash in Flash.  It's great!

Kudos to Skyfaller3D for taking the time and effort required to make this!  I look forward to seeing even better work from you in the future!

Check it out after the break!

Story: Black and White, Red and Blue

Squiggles
[Mystery][Romance][Police Procedural][Complete][Rating T13]

I have to say, I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed this fic. If you're a fan of police procedurals done right, then this is the story for you! Superbly detailed and extremely clever, join Nick and Judy as they tackle a case surrounding the hottest new TV show in town. Can you sift through the clues and red herrings in this entertaining whodunnit to figure out the culprit(s) before the final chapter? ~DrummerMax64

Author: WANMWAD
Description : Judy is less than amused with a new TV show. Especially when it becomes the focus of her first official case with Nick as her partner.
Black and White, Red and Blue
Also on Fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: Paw and Order: Special Victims Zoo-nit

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Comic: Barrier (Original by lustaking)

Let's continue today with something sweet and heartwarming.  After all, we can always use more of that in our lives, no matter how things are going.

Thanks to lustaking for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Pixiv, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Waka Everything (by Mashin' Jams)

Tsamina mina zangalewa... this time zootopia!

Mashin' Jams is back with another excellent mashup!  And this time, it's all Shakira!

I have to say, putting two of Shakira's biggest hits side-by-side like this really shows just how perfect of a choice she was to play Gazelle.  She's not just an american pop star, she's a GLOBAL pop star, and her music reflects that cultural diversity.  So if any celebrity were to have a genuine message about unity and celebrating our differences (like Gazelle does in the movie), it makes sense that Shakira would be that celebrity.

But enough of my rambling.  Check out the fusion of music after the break!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Zootopia but every time a new character comes on screen it gets faster

Source: Phewfus
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME MIDNIGHT MADNESS???

Well too bad, you're getting some anyways.

Following in the trend of "movie but every time x happens it gets faster/slower/number one" memes on youtube, Zootopia has gotten its own special treatment.  Every time a new character appears on screen for the first time, it gets 10% faster.  That counts every mammal in the crowd shots too.

It gets crazy pretty fast.

Big thanks to Redman404 for being insane/bored enough to put this together!  We can always use more silliness like this in our lives!

Check it out after the break!  Quickly!

Story: Inexorable

Art: Softlight289
[Drama][Suspense][Dark][Complete][Rating M16]

A gripping and intense tale set in a bleak AU where predators are top dog in Zootopia and subjugate prey to their tyrannical rule. A chance encounter brings our duo together, setting off a chain of events that will shake the city to its very core. Exciting, suspenseful, and expertly written, you'll no doubt enjoy this fascinating story as you witness the inexorable march of a revolution willing to strike back against their oppressors and bring about immense change to Zootopia. Rated M for violence, language, and sexual references. ~DrummerMax

Author: Sophie Ripley
Description : Long ago, the predators rose up and took over; now, the pred army has control over Zootopia. Prey are subject to curfew and restrictive laws, the old and weak are culled for food, and the predators live the high life in City Center. Nick Wilde is an officer in the predator army's secret police, and Judy Hopps is the leader of a rebel faction. Fate will throw them together...but can they survive?
Inexorable
Also on Fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: Enforce THIS! Also, prepare for badass Nick... and Gun Kata.

Comic: Baby Carrots (Original by Kino)

Judy is now small.  And that expression on Nick's face is screaming "what".

Thanks to Kino for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Pixiv, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Story Updates 20 February 2017

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to say, thank you for your support on the thank-you cards so far.  We've already got over 60 collected, which is a great start.  Now we just need a few hundred more, so if you can spread the word about it on social media and other places, we would be very grateful.

Now that that's taken care of, on to today's batch of Story updates!

Updated Stories:
Kitsunegari by R.D.L. Fowler
Zotoopia Drabbles by DemonWriterX
The Fallen Chronicles by Jacato
Zootopia: In the Days that Followed by Ayziks
Take a Stand by Garouge Faux
The Masked Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps

New chapters after the break!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Join ZNN in Thanking the Disney Staff!


In two weeks, Zootopia will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its release.

Just take a second and let that sink in.  It has almost been a full year since this marvelous piece of cinema was put on display for the world to see.  In that time, it has become the second animated film to ever top $1 Billion in the box office, has won more awards than we can count, and, most importantly, has inspired us all.

The community that has grown around this single movie is as creative as they get.  Thousands upon thousands of you have been motivated to draw the characters, write stories, make videos, and a whole host of other activities.  Even now, ZNN still gets dozens of submissions every week from you guys, with new content for us to share with the world.

I'm so grateful to you all.  But I'm even more grateful to the hundreds of men and women at Walt Disney Animation Studios who dedicated years of their lives to bringing us this masterpiece.  And I'm not talking just about the directors, writers, and voice actors- though they all did an absolutely phenomenal job, and were essential to making the movie happen.

No, I'm talking about the unsung heroes of the film industry.  The artists who spend their days modeling, coding, rendering, sketching, recording foley, and a whole host of other activities that bring the movie into existence.  The marketers, the managers, the lawyers, the producers... everyone who got credited at the end of the movie played a part in bringing us something that has touched so many of us in so many different ways.

And they all deserve our praise and thanks just as much as Rich Moore and Byron Howard.

So, to that end, we are opening a special form, which will be open for one week, where you can share how Zootopia impacted you, and why you love it so much.  Your responses will be printed on postcards and delivered to Disney, where, on March 4th, they will then be distributed to each and every person who worked on the movie.

The Rules:
  1. Your response must be less than or equal to 250 words
  2. Keep your message positive
  3. Provide a name for a "signature".  This doesn't have to be your full name, but either a first name or a username will be required

Find the form here, and we look forward to sharing your love with the people who so heartily deserve our praise!

Story: The Long Version

Art: Frava8
[Rating K9][Romance][Family][One-shot]

This is an awesome and earnest take on the 'meeting the parents' scenario, in which Nick is grilled by Bonnie and Stu about his shady past, the time he's spent with Judy, and his intentions towards their daughter. Not only does this one-shot provide a detailed account of Nick's background, but it also imparts a fair amount of emotion and integrity while doing so. Very fulfilling and enjoyable to read. ~DrummerMax

Author: Johnsoneer
Description : Nick is nervous about meeting Judy's parents. When they ask him an honest question, he finds the best way to win them over is to simply tell the truth. In doing so, we learn a thing or two about Nick's past.
The Long Version
Also on DeviantArt

Additional Tags: Do you want the long version or the short version?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Zootopia parodies Oscar Nominees!


It's almost time for the Oscars, and it's time to ask that age-old question:

"How many animal puns can we fit into this year's nominees?"

Well, Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Jared Bush, along with the site Oh My Disney, put their heads together to bring us the Zootopia equivalent of these smash hit movies.  From the "inspiring shrew story" of Fru Fru Foxter Jenkins to the magical Fantastic Cheetahs and Where to Find Them, I guarantee these will get a laugh, or at least a groan, out of all of you!

These fantastic posters come to us originally from an article in The Hollywood Reporter, where last year's batch appeared as well.  And because I just now realize that we didn't exist to cover the posters from last year, we've included those here too.  Because why not?

Check them out after the break!

Comic: "I (Less Than Three) U" [FULL COMIC] (original by Mister Mead)

What's this?  A happy comic from Mister Mead?  For Valentine's Day?  Is it too good to be true?

Yes.  Yes it is.  Come on, Mead, there's a reason you have this Cards Against Zootopia card.

Also, if you're wondering why the title of this post is that way, apparently Blogger thinks that "<3" is broken HTML.  Learn what love is, Blogger.  Now then, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to be over in a corner healing from the inevitable emotional onslaught.

Check out the comic for yourself over on Tumblr (Part 1) (Part 2), or after the break!

Judy goes RACING!

Last week we posted a video from ACRacebest where he painted a car to look like Judy Hopps.  Well get ready, racing fans, because Judy is entering the Demolition Derby!

And don't worry, it's not her on fire there, though things do get pretty heated towards the end.  Will her floppy cardboard ears survive multiple collisions?  Will she survive longer than the Nick car?  Whose car exploded???  Only one way to find out!

Check out the video after the break!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Merch Review: Zootopia Suspect Search! (guest review by Kyo Kitsune)


Hello everyone!  Andy Lagopus here to introduce you to another special guest reviewer!  Today we have an article by Kyo Kitsune, who has graciously offered to do a brief review of the Zootopia Board Game, Suspect Search!

This game is a bit of a fusion of Guess Who and the Memory Game that can be found at most stores that sell toys and games.  But is it worth it?

Find out after the break!

Comic: Jealousy (Original by cha)


Sweets Paradise is a famous chain of all-you-can-eat restaurants in Japan, with a focus on a variety of desserts, and Judy and Nick have come to one that's having a blueberry special! There's a 70 to 90-minute time limit, so you better hurry if you want to try out everything delicious in the place, Nick!

Thanks to cha for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Twitter, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Story: Families

Ombra Calls
[Crime Drama][Suspense][Rating T13]

Nick, a hit man? Who killed for the notorious Mr. Big? An unlikely premise but one that is given a gripping rendition of what would logically happen if such a past were to be unveiled early into Nick's budding career as a law-abiding police officer. Will Nick's past come crashing down around his ears and ruin the bright future and the friends around him? Only two chapters in and there are plenty of surprising twists and questions to be answered. Excellent start from newcomer Kaligos! ~Darkflamewolf

Author: Kaligos
Description : Nick Wilde formerly a con-mammal and liquidator for the Big's has given up his old family in turn for a life in blue. The first fox on the ZPD his honesty, bravery and loyalty will be tested when his old family starts to move in on his new one, and he and Judy will be caught right in the middle as a mafia cold war goes hot.
Families

Additional Tags: "Ombra here."

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This cover of Try Everything, by The Punkens, is INCREDIBLE!

Back when the year began, and people were still caring about their new years' resolutions, I resolved to do my best to make up for things I regretted.  Well, the only regret I have for ZNN is not giving these guys their own post!

Okay, I know it's a bit of a cop-out, since we featured them before in this post of three covers of Try Everything, but you guys.  This cover.  It's just... it's the best.  There's no topping it in my opinion.  I dare you to do better.

(Seriously, I dare you to do better- that would be even more amazing!)

For a small indie group on Youtube, The Punkens sure know how to make some big sound.  Be sure to go subscribe to them on youtube, or watch the video for yourself after the break!

...or do what I do sometimes and put it on repeat forever.  Your choice.

Story Updates 15 February 2017 - Wild Times all around!

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a good day. I'm personally recovering from a wild night of not doing anything special for valentine's day.  Singles Awareness Day for the win!

Joking aside, we have quite a bit of fanfiction for your reading pleasure. Interestingly, a third of them are on their 19th chapter. Interesting coincidence, right?

Updated Stories:
Seeking the Wilds by LovelyMayor
Contrasts by Tarienn
The Masked Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
The Faded Line by TheStarsShadow15
Take A Stand by Garouge Faux
Always my Sly Bunny, Always my Dumb Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
When Instinct Falls by Upplet
The Masks We Wear by SovietMD
Zootopia: Partners in Crime by BlehBluhBlah

New chapters after the break!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Comic: Purple Tulips [FULL COMIC] (by TheWyvernsWeaver and Kulkum)

What's this?  A comic by TheWyvernsWeaver?  IN COLOR???

Yeah, he's just as fantastic at coloring as he is at black-and-white comics.  These take a lot more time to make, which is why he doesn't do them as often, but worry not!  The second part is going to be up soon!  Most likely tomorrow or the day after.

But are we going to pass up the opportunity to show off his work?  Nope!

Check out part one of Kulkum and TheWyvernsWeaver's Valentine's Day special, Purple Tulips, over on deviantart or after the break!

EDIT:  NOW HAS BOTH PARTS!  COMIC IS COMPLETE!

Zootopia Romance: HOT or NOT? (by ACRacebest)

The Zootopia fandom is an interesting one.  Never before have I seen a community so adamant about a single pairing- Wildehopps.  I recognize that not everybody ships it, which is perfectly okay.

But why do we ship Wildehopps?  What compels us to write stories and make art that put this odd couple of a fox and a rabbit together?  It's only hinted at once at the very end of Zootopia, and even then that can be interpreted as being friendly banter.  So what is the fuel that powers this ship?

ACRacebest is here to help, with a brand new video where he goes into the reasons for, and against, shipping Nick and Judy.

Get your tickets for the Z.N.N. Wildehopps (or just watch the video) the break!

Art of the Day #88- Happy WildeHopps Valentines! (MEGA Art of the Day!)

WildeHopps - Happy Valentine's day by RobertFiddler
Source [1]
This was by far the easiest art of the day post I've ever put together.  So let's go all out this Valentine's day, with 50 pieces of quality Wildehopps!  Because let's be honest, Nick and Judy are the best animated couple ever.

Love is in bloom after the break!

ZMV: Love Me Like You Do

Source
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  It's funny, for a movie that did NOT feature any romance between the main characters, we certainly ship them a ton.  But who can blame us, really?  It's bound to happen sooner or later!  Their chemistry is just so good!

Plus, admit it. we're all a bunch of hopeless romantics.  Don't even try to deny it, I see you with your shipfics.

So to kick off our day of love, Essenceshipping Love (very appropriate name) brings us a ZMV to the song "Love me like you do" Ellie Goulding.  Because why not?

Check it out after the break!

Story: Date in Tundra Town

Art: Ziegelzeig
[Rating K9][Romance][Humor]

A story written without dialogue but tells more than enough to paint a picture in your head. A short one-shot of fluff that does everything it needs to do to melt your heart and fall in love with Wildehopps all over again. Great for a read with your loved one this Valentine's Day. ~Darkflamewolf

Author: Lucario389
Description : Follow Nick and Judy as they go on their first official date, in Tundra Town and on Valentine's Day of of all days! Love blooms, feelings are deepened and understood as their actions speak louder than words.
Date in Tundra Town

Additional Tags: Starbear Coffee is the place to be.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Comic: The Lastingness, Episode 3 (Original by yuki-zakuro)


We're back with episode 3 of this behemoth of a comic! Still reeling from the shock of seeing Gazelle and Clawhauser abducted from their own building, the ZPD officers get a second nasty surprise from a familiar face! And speaking of familiar faces, is this episode chock full of them! Remember to stay tuned for Episode 4, which will be posted in four weeks!

This is a gigantic comic, hundreds of pages long, so we'll be posting this in several episodes.  You're currently at Episode 3, and you can find the other episodes below:

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 4

Thanks to yuki-zakuro for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Pixiv, and the translated version over on imgur or after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Hopps Pursuit- an official Zootopia Runner game!

We've said for ages that Zootopia needed more games.  But little did we know, when Zootopia was originally released, Disney put out a little game for their games site, Disney LOL.  Why hasn't anyone heard of this?

Because you can't find it anywhere anymore.  It only exists in one place.  Even if you search Disney.com, you can't find it.

As a game... I'm not going to sugar coat it, it's not very good.  It's a Runner game where you play as Judy Hopps as she chases down Duke Weaselton.  Simple enough.  Jump over and slide under obstacles.  Super basic.  The trouble is Judy is very floaty and there often isn't enough space between obstacles to tell if you're supposed to jump over them, or land on them and then jump to the next one.

But don't let my impressions of it stop you from experiencing it for yourself.

Play the game over at HoppsPursuit.com, and let us know what you think of it down in the comments!

P.S.  Disney, WE NEED MORE GAMES.  Partner with an acclaimed studio to do something story-driven like you like! (Telltale, perhaps?)  But seriously, the world of Zootopia is basically begging to be explored in a game.

Story: Head Full of Doubt

Art: Kinom
[Rating T13][Hurt/Comfort][Romance][Drama]

An uplifting romantic drama that features some interesting developments between our favorite fox and rabbit. After Judy is injured in the line of duty, it's up to Nick to take care of her so that she can get back on her feet again. During this time, feelings and emotions will burst forth that will have them questioning the depth of their relationship. Will they remain friends? Will they become something more? Sincere, touching, and pleasant, this story will warm your heart and leave you wanting more. Sequel coming soon! ~DrummerMax

Author: Milesupshur47
Description : Being skeptical has always kept Nick out of trouble. But perhaps some things are well worth the risk?
Heaf Full of Doubt

Additional Tags: Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Comic: Confession, Chapter 3 (by Peanut.K)



And now we return with another installment of Peanut.K's Confession comic After last time, we’ve made it to the crime scene, but when trying to apprehend criminals… remember to be careful. Together, Judy and Nick can stop the criminals!

As always, you can check out this tale over on tumblr, or right here after the break!


Art of the Day #87 - Time for Romance!

Nick and Judy hold hands under the desk at work by embrysgirl
Source [1]
The year is slowly turning towards spring. The time everything is in bloom. The flowers, trees and love. Although many might be lonely, this AOTD is a good reminder that there is a ship for everyone; even for an odd couple like a bunny and a fox, two gay wolves or a tiger and a gazelle.

Get your art after the break!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Comic: A Funny Joke (original by Borba)

What's the point of having friends if you can't make them groan at your lame jokes?

Well, emotional support and encouragement.  But mainly the lame jokes.  So it's always great when they can turn it around and get a groan out you in return.

This great short comic comes to us from Borba, the artist behind The Night Howlers Effect and Hopps Family Ties.  I would say more, but that would risk spoiling the punchline.

Check out the comic over on deviantart, or after the break!

Try Everything performed by a Ukrainian Girl Band!

Source
Is there a phrase for the girl version of a "boy band"?  I'm honestly not sure.

Apparently, one of these groups, called Altana, did a live performance back in November, and one of the songs they covered was Gazelle's hit, Try Everything!

The singing is decent for a live performance (and given the fact that they're from Ukraine, so there's a bit of a language barrier in play here), but the impressive part is their choreography.  Especially their use of Heelys, which I had totally forgotten even existed!

Check out the video of their performance after the break!

Story: Prepared for the Future

Art: Quirky Fallout Child
[Rating M16][Action][Adventure][Crossover]

Fallout Fans! Hear me, hear me! Fallout 4 players are in for a treat as many locations and quests appear in the story, however Nehkles is able to put his own twist and variety into each one making it an entirely different experience. The characters are all very much in character for the Zootopia world, which adds even more greatness as the reader gets to see how Zootopia characters would react when put in a Fallout setting. Along with excellent writing and dialogue, this story is highly recommended for any Fallout and Zootopia lover, or anyone looking for a great adventure read. ~Namicle

Author: Nehkles
Description : (Fallout 4 AU) Nick Wilde wants nothing more than to live a peaceful life and raise his son to be a better mammal than he was. What he gets instead is total nuclear annihilation. After being frozen in a Vault for 200 years, and having his son taken from him, he has no idea what to do next. Until he meets a particular bunny.
Prepared for the Future
Also on FF.net

Additional Tags: War. War never changes.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Art of the Day #86 - Snow Day!

Winter Patrol by とぐぐぐ
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Is it just me, or do you guys associate Zootopia with summer?  Despite there being a whole arctic region of the city, there's about 1 picture of snow for every 20 pictures of summer.  Don't know why.

But, since I've been snowed in by a blizzard, I feel it's appropriate to show off some some of the benefits of being born with an all natural fur coat.

Stay frosty after the break!

Story Updates 9 February 2017 - Warm fics for a cold day

Hello everyone!  Hope you're all doing well.  Where I live, there's currently a snowstorm going on, so it's pretty chilly.  But this cover image seems very warm.  Probably because something is burning down in front of Detective Maurice...

Well, at least it looks toasty.  Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be snuggling up by the fire, wrapped in a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and some good stories to read!

Updated Stories:
Reichstagsbrand by HarryLime03
Run by Euphonemes
With Fur There Is Love by DarkKing427
Nick Needs a Family by PullTogether
The Masked Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps

New chapters after the break!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Comic: Jack and Judy (original by TGWeaver- and it's actually SFW!)


Some time ago, we ran a poll asking what you all thought of Jack Savage, and the results came back fully in favor of him being a suave and sophisticated agent.   But in second place was the "Skill-less Stooge" option, which was primarily developed by TGWeaver.

So, in an unusual turn of events, we have a SFW comic from the king of lewd comedy, TGWeaver!

I won't be linking to his tumblr due to the family-friendly nature of the site, but he definitely deserves credit for this clever and hilarious comic!

Check it out after the break!

Stuisms: The philosophical sayings of Stu Hopps!

That's the beauty of complacency, Judy.  If you don't try anything new. you'll never fail! ~Stu Hopps

As any resident of Bunnyburrow can attest, Stu Hopps is truly a rabbit of wit and wisdom.  It's only logical that he should write his own self-help book containing some of his sage advice.

This is an OFFICIAL flipbook from Disney, avaliable online over at WaltDisneyStudiosAwards.com.  Containing nearly a dozen motivational posters with captions by Stu himself, this flipbook is practically begging to be made into a calendar.

Check it out for yourself over on the official Disney Awards Website, and get a preview of some of our favorites after the break!